North Korea


Cannabis in North Korea

It is often reported that cannabis is legal, socially acceptable and widely available in the Democratic Republic of Korea (commonly known as North Korea). The country remains closed-off and secretive, although occasional reports trickle through from defectors or visitors. Reports vary as to how acceptable cannabis use truly is.


How we could harness medical marijuana for pain relief without the side effects

Experts and society are divided on the benefits and subsequent legalisation of medical marijuana.

In North America alone there is deep division with half the statesand Canada legalising medical marijuana while the other half refuses. In the UK it is not legal to use medical marijuana, but ironically the UK is home to the most successful cannabis extract company in GW Pharmaceuticals, who have a product on the market that includes a mixture of cannabis extracts.  The success of the company and for the patients it treats strongly suggests the issue might need to be revisited, and at least more research performed on exploiting the possibilities.


This App Teaches How to Grow Cannabis

The idea of developing an app dedicated to marijuana growing has been thought up by the creators of through that website, many people asked how to get a collection of articles in the form of an eBook, in order to read or consult it when and where they want.


Cannabis kills cancer cells, confirms US government

Marijuana can kill cancer cells, the US government has confirmed.

It is believed that the drug – which is legal in a number of American states – can also shrink some of the most serious types of brain tumours.

The research was carried out by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is funded by the federal government.

Part of a NIDA publication reads: ‘Recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others.

‘Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors.

‘Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.’


When It Comes To Marijuana, North Korea Appears To Have Liberal Policy Of Tolerance

North Korea's apparent stance on marijuana may surprise you. According to multiple reports from defectors, visitors and experts, North Korea either has no law against the sale and consumption of weed, or it has a law that is largely unenforced. Just last week, a 29-year-old freelance writer from England wrote an account on his blog explaining how he purchased a grocery bag full of weed at an indoor market in rural North Korea and smoked it with impunity both at outdoor parks and monuments, as well as in restaurants and bars. The writer, Darmon Richter, who lives in Bulgaria, also described how the group's regime-appointed "minder" smoked the marijuana with him and his fellow tourists. Ritcher told The Huffington Post the guide said weed is legal in North Korea.


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